Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12

Looking through social media and news sites this morning, I realized that there are many possibly historic meetings that are happening right now. To name a few, there is a meeting of the United Methodist Bishops in Chicago, the meeting of North Korean and South Korean Leaders, and the anticipated meeting between the United States and North Korea. Surrounding these meetings is a lot of baggage. Each person involved will come to these meetings knowing the decades of disagreements and conflict around them. My prayer is that we learn from our past. We learn that disagreeing doesn't have to lead to malice. We begin to disagree with love, and learn to live with one another in a way that heals the

Changing Seasons

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven Ecclesiastes 3:1 As the season changes, I am reminded of the joy that comes from witnessing plants return to life. A joy that I quickly forget as spring turns into summer. Reminiscing on the different seasons that we experience each year, I am reminded of the many seasons that we go through in our lives. Sometimes we are in a season that is going along so well we forget to stop and thank God for all that we have. Other times, we are in a season that feels as if it will never end. We find ourselves pleading to God, looking for refuge. No season lasts forever; one is quickly followed by another. Even in the cold

Chasing Sheep

“So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” - Luke 15:3-7 Last week as Pastor Caleb preached about our temptation to unfollow Jesus at various points in our lives, I kept thinking of a pa

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